LSO Jerwood Composer+

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LSO Jerwood Composer+ is a new programme that supports early career composers in programming, planning and delivering chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, including work of their own developed through the programme.

Two composers are accepted onto the LSO Jerwood Composer+ programme each year for a 16-month placement with the LSO. The composers are given the opportunity to programme, plan and deliver two concerts at the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, enabling them to showcase new music by both themselves and other composers whilst gaining entrepreneurial skills through mentoring from key LSO staff. These concerts make a substantial contribution to the diversity of the music programme for audiences at LSO St Luke’s.

The programme provides:

  • the opportunity to plan and deliver showcase concerts at LSO St Luke’s, giving participating composers creative freedom to explore classical and/or cross-genre collaborations and unconventional concert formats and timings to appeal to target audiences
  • support in developing showcase concerts through a bespoke programme of mentoring from key LSO staff, to build skills and experience in programming, event planning, budgeting, marketing, fundraising and evaluation
  • access to LSO composition workshops and masterclasses with established composers and LSO musicians
  • access to the facilities at LSO St Luke’s
  • mentoring from an established external music sector professional, such as a composition teacher, festival promoter, or media specialist
  • A £5,000 bursary and reasonable travel expenses for those living outside of London
  • A total fixed budget per composer of £10,000 for both events, managed by the LSO

 Applications will open in summer 2020.

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2018/19 composers

Amir Konjani and Daniel Kidane have been selected to take part in the second season of LSO Jerwood Composer+. Read more about their appointment and biographies in this news story.

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To Be Someone Else Is A Battle
Saturday 18 May 2019
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's 

Amir Konjani: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase
Saturday 2 November 2019
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's  

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Futures Friday Lunchtime Concert
Friday 22 March 2019
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's

Daniel Kidane: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase
Saturday 26 October 2019
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's




2017/18 composers

Emma-Jean Thackray and Jasmin Kent Rodgman have been selected to take part in the first season of this programme. Read more about their appointment and biographies in this news story.

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London Jazz x LSO: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase
Saturday 28 April 2018
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's 

London Jazz x LSO Part II
Saturday 24 November 2018
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's  

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HUH: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase
Saturday 17 March 2018
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's

Saturday 6 October 2018
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's




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LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by Jerwood Arts and LSO Friends.

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